One of the biggest obstacles to ending the COVID-19 pandemic has been vaccine misinformation, with hucksters, scam artists and politicians arguing against the well-tested and effective solution and in favor of horse paste or just hoping it goes away on its own. Now multi-platinum rapper Nicki Minaj has gotten in on the act, alleging that her cousin in Trinidad was given the vaccine and had the side effects of massive testicular swelling.
My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh had to get out ahead of the rumor, telling the press that there was no evidence of this happening at any of the country’s hospitals. Needless to say, there is no medical reason that any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines can cause this condition, but there are plenty of studies showing that actually having the disease can cause long-lasting impacts on testicular health and fertility.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the United States’ response to the coronavirus, also criticized Minaj, saying “I’m not blaming her for anything — but she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis as except a one-off anecdote, and that’s not what science is all about.”
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